This was one of a series of planned Licence Condition (LC) compliance inspections of the Dungeness A Site for 2019/20.
The aims of the inspection were to:
I carried out reactor plant and waste handling related inspections, including discussions with ML staff and contractors.
I also undertook meetings with the safety representatives and the site Lead Team.
From the evidence examined during the inspection I judged that the licensee’s implementation of its arrangements for LC’s 10, 28 & 34 is adequate.
Minor safety issues were identified during the inspection, improvements will be monitored through regular regulatory interventions.
The measures being taken to reduce the risk from the ageing reactor systems are adequate in the short-term. However, ONR supports the proposal to accelerate the removal of the boilers in the medium-term.
Based on observations made during the inspection I judged that the systems installed for the removal and transfer to storage containers of the Wet ILW are adequate.